I still remember the day when I first heard his name. I was far beyond 20, and I was immersed in a study that changed my life. Those discoveries that was me done, I replaced everything I knew before, so imagine my surprise when I heard how another person expresses my thoughts and draws them into an exciting narrative (which I still recommend as required reading the book “Who made Hitler attack Stalin”). That man was Nikolai Starikov.
Today when I meet him — since he wrote 17 books — I expect him to acknowledge his significant contribution allows him to be proud of done and achieved, but Nikolai Starikov tells me that for him this is only the beginning and that all the good things yet to come.
While others use the past as a weapon, the leader of the “Party Great Fatherland” is coming to her without any prior installations. When I ask about his next book “the War with foreign hands,” in a happy semi-circles of his eyes generates a spark of daring adventure. It amazes me when I talk to Nikolai Starikov is a similar to the sincere interest of the child involved in the search for truth.
History always fascinated him, he tells me. When he was a child, he received a precious gift from his father — a book with the prophetic title “the Book of future commanders,” who will define and reflect his life. This gift was the cause of intelligent debate, and have led him to share his discoveries with other people.
“I always wrote something, since when I was 12 or 13 years. I even won the essay contest for KVN (Club of cheerful and resourceful) in St. Petersburg. It was important for me to share my knowledge,” he says with a calm smile. Old men dressed strictly and perfectly, he exudes confidence around him. “What if I’m sitting with the future President?” — this idea POPs up in my head.
Starikov criticised for “incompetence” and the lack of formal historical training, but it all it did not seem particularly concerned. “Experts are studying very specific and narrow period of history, he says, considering it a drawback. To see the whole picture, you need to take a step back, and then there is the ability to understand the causal relationship, he says, smiling warmly. I nod and agree. Credibility is proportional to the number of readers of his books.
Old men determined to show a cynical attempt to destroy Russia in the past, he unravels the intricate events as well as the investigator uncovers a crime. We can trace historical processes to their origins with a series of these events. And as the Elderly reveals pages of history, he discovers that behind every historical event is hidden a truth known only to a few.
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“You always have to ask yourself one important question: who is interested in a certain event? Who is benefited by this? Ultimately, the history books are written in order to disguise the truth, to hide it from us. So does a criminal, trying to destroy all traces of their crimes,” — said the Elderly.
Today, after several centuries after the death of the Emperor Paul, the connection between his decision to break off relations with Britain and his terrible murder is not as vague and unfounded as it seemed before. Any hint of direct interference in the internal politics of Russia would cause a scandal, however, could be set against him immediate surroundings, and this plan worked well, leaving no trace of the people behind all these intrigues.
“Not only Russia “is attacked,” — said Nikolai Starikov. However, in the case of Libya it was routine and fairly simple operation. “Russia is not so easy a target, its harder to undermine and weaken. In the past, in 1914, Russia and Germany were used as two geopolitical pawns involved in the war, and today, the goal is to undermine and weaken the two major powers — Russia and China — which are trying to incite each other”, — said Starikov.
“History teaches us that it teaches us nothing”, — stressed the Elderly. The names and geopolitical players may change, but essence remains the same. Wonderful relationship between Russia and China will tend to burn through deceptive maneuvers. “It will be the same scenario as in the case of Russia and Germany”, — says the author of numerous bestsellers. One power will try to start a confrontation inside Russia. “Political influence may go to the people who set unfriendly toward China,” warns the Elderly. Driven by money or false ideas, these supposed Patriotic forces try to destabilize the country and act against its interests”.
In this he sees the challenges facing President Putin on his way to creating truly great of Russia. “The main difficulty, in my opinion, it’s human resources, says this writer, pointing out that for such big country as Russia, is not difficult to find dedicated, loyal, and trustworthy governors of 81. Personal loyalty is worth nothing if it can buy.
The elderly refutes a common myth that the Russian President has unlimited and absolute power. Even Stalin was dependent and relied on their surroundings. “One man cannot run the country, and even the monarch has absolute power,” says the Elderly and immediately adds only a strong leader capable of ensuring the unity of the country.
The best illustration of how successful it may be like behind the scenes narrative, shows the situation in the Ukraine. Kiev ruthlessly use with the sole purpose — to draw Russia into endless civil war, and, in addition, Ukraine has become a victim of self-deception and false ambitions. “Today Ukraine to the West is a suitcase without a handle — difficult to bear, and throw a pity,” says the Elderly.
What can be the practical result of all this? The elderly believes that Ukraine can return. “Russia to restore Ukraine,” — to this inescapable conclusion he comes. In the end, we are one nation. This idea finds support in, and I ask the question: “it Turns out that Dostoevsky was right? Russia will join all the other Slavic States, and will to reason with them?”
Nikolai Starikov in response demonstrates its stressed a diplomatic smile and puts the whole meaning of their historical research in one sentence: “I prefer a different idea, Fyodor Mikhailovich: for any crime should be punished”.